Marina Fontaine

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Keep Calm and Stay a Dittohead


As a reader, reviewer, and occasional writer of fiction, I have become familiar with the term "shocking but inevitable" when describing a plot twist or an ending. All the clues were there that the event, or something like it, would happen, and yet when it does, we still taken off guard, whether from denial or from misinterpreting the signs or from being too caught up in the flow of events to

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Dean Koontz
“Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”
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“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.”
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“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.”
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“People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.”
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“Fate does not seek our consent.”
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Marina Fontaine Don't remind me...Stupid ads, stupid governor, and my town is working on banning smoking OUTSIDE! Grrrr!

message 8: by Eddie

Eddie Novak Are you stronger than the storm?

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Eddie Novak Chance to win Peter V. Brett's newest book a few months early...

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Fred Masha wrote: "Hmmm, that link is dead. But I got to read the cocktail recipes on top, so it's all good:) Happy Thanksgiving to you too."

Grrr, sorry, I can't get it to work now either, but it is a super interesting article that I really think you'd like, so I'm going to try again when their site seems to be working better :)

Marina Fontaine Hmmm, that link is dead. But I got to read the cocktail recipes on top, so it's all good:) Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

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Fred Thought you might enjoy this article:
Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) Hey, Masha, thank you for the friend invite and thank you for the kind words. Not everyone has appreciated my posts etc.

I'm looking forward to joining discussions and general conversation.

Yes, there is a story for everything. (P-{D>

Marina Fontaine Eddie wrote: "All the TWILIGHT haters makes me want to give it another go."

LOL! I'm feeling like a voice in the wilderness in that thread, but I love giving haters a hard time:)

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Eddie Novak All the TWILIGHT haters makes me want to give it another go.

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